Special Events


The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department offers a wide array of special events throughout the year, including
  • Cultural programs
  • Dedication ceremonies
  • Free outdoor movies and concerts
  • Seasonal celebrations

Pets (except at the All American Dog Show) and tobacco products of all kinds (including vaping) are prohibited at special events per Town ordinances.

Symphony in the Park 2016

2019 Outdoor Cinema Series

  • Smallfoot on Saturday, June 15
  • Town Hall lawn
  • Family activities start at 6:30 p.m.
  • Movie starts at dusk (approx. 8:30 p.m.

Join us for outdoor movies under the stars!  All movies will be shown on our inflatable “blimp” screen, are free and open to the public. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! (Coolers and picnic baskets are welcome. NO glass bottles or containers, tobacco products, smoking, e-cigs, pets or open flames.) Concessions will be available for purchase. Check out our movie line up!

Symphony in the Park 2019

  • Saturday, June 22
  • Bailey Road Park
  • Gates open at 6 p.m.

Bring your blankets and chairs to Celebrate America with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Read all the event details here!

Outdoor Cinema